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Harris trial pushed to June

By From page A3 | February 24, 2014

A woman accused of killing her husband had her trial pushed back in a lightning-fast Friday afternoon hearing.

Prosecutor Joe Alexander told the court that, after meeting in chambers with defense attorney David Weiner and Judge Tim Buckley, the Colleen Harris trial would be pushed from April 8 to June 24. A readiness and settlement conference was then set for April 30 at 8:30 a.m.

Harris is accused of murdering her third husband, Bob Harris, 72. This is her second time as a defendant in a murder case, after she called El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch in 1985 to inform deputies that her second husband, James Batten, was dead. During the trial, she claimed she had amnesia and that Batten had sexually assaulted both her and her daughter from her first husband. She was found not guilty.

Cole Mayer

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